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Hero Cat Saves Boy from Attack

taraThis kitty should seriously win this year’s award for World’s Best Cat.

When a dog approached a young boy playing on his bike and bit him on the leg, Tara, the family cat, sprung into action and chased the vicious dog away, saving the boy from serious injury.

What’s more – the entire incident was caught on the California family’s surveillance cameras. See the amazing video below (warning, there are some graphic images of the boy’s wounds at the end that some might find disturbing!):

The YouTube video description, uploaded by Roger Triantafilo states:

My cat defends my son during a vicious dog attack and runs the dog off before he can do additional damage. Thankfully, my son is fine!

According to NY Daily News, the boy only needed a few stitches and is doing well. Tara the cat is certainly a hero! She even came back to check on the boy after she chased the dog away.



  1. Patricia Jubera

    May 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Cats are just as protective as dogs, as you just saw on this video.I have had some great cats. Loved them all a lot. When you belong to them it is forever. You don’t own them, they own you. They show just as much affection and can cuddle with you a lot. They decide when and where.LOL

  2. Snooch McGooch

    May 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Why did the dog attack to begin with?

    • Brooke Arnold

      Brooke Arnold

      May 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      We aren’t sure. It appears to be unprovoked…but only the people involved can say for sure. It isn’t mentioned in any of the news sources we found.

  3. Linda Burnett

    May 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    From an additional article, it claims the dog was let out of the gated back yard of it’s owner!! What is not known if whether or not the dog snuck out or the owner let the dog out to run amok in the neighborhood intentionally. Regardless, the article does say the dog’s owner was standing in her driveway, watching the attack, and did nothing to stop it…she simply watched the attack! Every community has leash laws and dogs are not supposed to be without their owners and on a leash at all times. Yes, accidents happen, but any dog that attacks anyone in such an unprovoked manner and causes this kind of damage deserves to be put down…owner’s fault, either way! The dog is obviously a danger to the community and the dog’s owner cannot be trusted to make sure the dog does not get out again, not to mention, she has no idea how to control her animal! All medical bills and pain and suffering should be paid by the dog owner, for both the child and the mom! They will have to deal with the physical and emotional scars of this event forever! And…Bravo, kitty cat!!!

    • Sweetums

      May 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      I would prefer putting the owner down

  4. Animal Lover

    May 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    He looked like a stray I bet he was hungry wanted some food so he decided to prey on the little boy he realizes what he has done all we can do is pray for the little boy and the dog to hope they get better and make better choices

    • Animal Lover2

      May 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      @Animal Lover: “The dog realizes what he’s done”???? “Pray for the dog to get better”?!*!!

      What an absurd notion! Are you in your right mind? I’m an animal lover and a mom, but what you said is completely whacky. This dog is a danger, regardless of how he got to be that way (and yes, I believe the owner is FULLY responsible). But sadly, a dog that so viciously and unprovokedly attacked a young child cannot repent, promise to do better, or be rehabilitated.

  5. Animal Lover

    May 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    He might even have just been not fed by his owners for a little

  6. Jaime Norman

    May 15, 2014 at 2:27 am

    There apparently had to be something wrong with the dog when he came out of the gate. He started sniffing and tracking down the little boy until he reach him then attacked! He than grabbed on and and was trying to tear his leg off until the owner of the dog came running over there and the cat to stop him. A healthy and normal dog will not just do that, when an animal gets a taste of humans blood they have to be put down. That’s the only way. The little boy will be scared of dogs rest of his life because of this incident. God bless all involved!

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